As all major politicians move more and more towards centralization as the solution to virtually every problem in this country, there’s no greater need to start looking back to America’s founding principles of state sovereignty, argues Clay Barham at PopulistAmerica.comDetails
Guest Commentary from VirginiaConservative
(or I donâ€™t care how they do things in Massachusetts).
Ask someone what is the most important amendment to the constitution.Â If he were a liberal, he would likely answer â€œthe right to free speechâ€, the 1st.Â Â If he were a conservative, he would likely answer â€œthe right to keep and bear armsâ€, the 2nd.
Although all amendments are important (or at least those found in the Bill of Rights), I have another suggestion.Â For those who fear the encroachment of an ever-expanding national government, might I recommend the 10th?ÂDetails
As usual, this election season, the Presidential candidates are telling us how they’ll make life better for you.Â They’ll improve the economy, help your investments, protect you from harm, help you get a raise, ensure that you’ll keep your home, and much, much more.
The problem, of course, is that most of what these candidates talk about doing is simply not authorized by the Constitution.Details
A “must-read” over at RonPaul2008.com on the principles of state’s rights; the 10th Amendment. Here’s an excerpt:
We are working to overcome a hundred years of indoctrination and increased dependency. The Founders would be appalled that, almost 221 years since our Constitution was written, we are now having to re-explain what a Republic is and how it works.
Federalism is the great lost concept.
Restoring the…what?Â That’s what many people seem to respond with when a discussion of the 10th Amendment, States Rights and Federalism comes up – however infrequent that may be.Â But it seems that this discussion might be getting a little more attention in the near future.Details